Happy Day After Valentine’s Day! J and I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. I give J a Valentine’s Day card and J usually makes me a card. This year he took the card I gave him last year, wrote a note and gave it back to me. It was an excellent card and a compliment that J didn’t find a better one!
I made kabobs for Sunday dinner and we took it easy. One reason we stayed in Saturday night was because we got rain. Yes, rain in February! After the rain it went to snowing big fluffy flakes. We got a couple inches of the white stuff. Yesterday it got into the upper 30’s and melted half the snow away.
The above is Sally. He’s one of my chicken coop guards. I was excited when I finally captured him laying in the nests. As far as I know, there is no evidence he is an egg eater. Sally is a friendly ol guy, but not the lover that Punkin was. Punkin got run over in January.
The hens have picked up their egg laying! I’m getting five eggs most days, I hope it continues.
Last Tuesday I went to the beauty shop. What is it about getting your head scrubbed and hair cut that makes one feel good? I had her cut layers for a little added style, while maintaining my hair length. Being able to pull my hair into a pony tail is non-negotiable.
In the afternoons J and I have been doing a few jobs outside. The weather has been unseasonably nice and there always seems to be an odd project to keep us occupied. Mechanicing is not J’s favorite task, but one he stays on top of. Greasing equipment and washing windows is done every warm winter day we get. J and I transferred corn, cleaned the gravity wagon that was holding pellets and hauled some dried distiller’s grains (ddg’s) to the garage. We will feed the ddg’s to the beef we will harvest next summer. There is a metal crusher from Minnesota in the area. J and I spent some time gathering up junk that needs cleaned up. We hope to see the crusher later this week.
Saturday afternoon I started a couple art projects. The two collages I’m working on will be birthday gifts.
Jodi came up with a bonus collage idea for Lesson #8. She is challenging us to think about our personal fears, figure out what we need to do to over come them, and take the step out of fear’s darkness. I have a few thoughts for this collage and am still processing some of the “tough questions.”
If you are looking for a feel good easy read Andrea Hurst has a three book series called the Madrona Island series. I’ve read Book #1, The Guestbook, and Book #2, Tea and Comfort. As far as I can tell Book #3 is not available yet.
Did you do anything special for Valentines’s Day? What are you reading?